Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sailing the seas

Sailing
Oil on 16 x 12 inch canvas panel.  I divided the canvas diagonally painting the gathering gloom on the left side and the lighter golden tones on the right side and placed the horizon a third of the canvas height above the bottom edge and positioned the cutter sailing vessel about one-third of the width of the canvas from the right edge with the sails jutting through the horizon.  Mussini semi-transparent oil paints in layers along with burnt sienna and umber for the darker tones were used.  Flake white oil for the sails.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunrise

Blackwater Sunrise
The beginning of a new day as the sun rises over the Blackwater River.  Oil on canvas 24 x 12 in.